I don’t have time to watch the news in the morning – I’m too busy rushing out the door. I don’t get out of work early enough to watch the news at night. I’m too squished on the 4/5 train to read the paper and you can forget cell service underground. That’s why, I like to read TheSkimm.
TheSkimm arrives in my inbox around 6:30 am, Monday through Friday. Working in public relations, I should have somewhat of a clue of what is going on in the world – and TheSkimm does just that. It skims the headlines for me and tells me the news, but in a humorous, informal way – almost as if I got the news from one of my girlfriends. There are quick summaries of the news that I can read underground while on my commute, and if I want more details, I can click the link once above ground to learn more. Best of all, TheSkimm goes beyond just one vertical of news – I’m able to get the top entertainment nuggets, offbeat news, international stories, all in one – without it being a super long email. I leave my commute knowing the top 10 stories I need to know that day – and who wouldn’t want to know going into the office that folks are now naming their kids after an Instagram filter?
Between my combination of TheSkimm, breaking news alerts on my phone from CNN, and of course my breaking news emails from People and US Weekly, I feel like I have a good grasp on the news. How do you stay on top of what’s going on in the world?